Phragmites vulgaris, another type of grass used to make the walis tambo (soft broom) at its different growth stages.
It grows wild along river banks in lowland areas of the Philippines. These were found in my father’s province of Nueva Ecija, they call the grass tambo.
The walis comes from two types of grass, one of which is Thysanolaena Maxima, Tiger Grass, or Boi-Boi as it is commonly called in the Cordillera Mountains of Luzon, Philippines.
for sale. or swap sa higher unit.
better do the math for swapping value. pM me sa interesado. di laging online oa kontak nalang sa Malababan pozonegro.
walang issue makinis na makinis kita naman sa pic ❤ badly need money lang talaga.
Its unrealistic to expect a squeaky clean house with 4 kids. We have one of the most expensive vacuums out there. Because my husband wants a good vacuum. But tbh, #walistambo is still the best. Even up to the smallest speck of dust, you got it. You dont walk barefoot and step on crumbs etc. a Pet peeve of my husband and I. We hate walking on crumby floor. If thats even a word. I sound like Im so clean, but i gotta be honest, I was once a slob as a kid/almost adult. Hahaha. No lies though, Walis tambo is still the best. Hahaha. If youre wondering, this is a broom from the #onlyinthephilippines i got in a bazaar here in japan 2 years ago. 😊😊😊.
Trimmed the bushes, cleaned the windows and mowed the front and backyard yesterday, and yes, I was outdoors for 6 hrs. using my #walistingting and #walistambo and #dustpan (blowers are annoyingly loud) to keep things nice and clean. I made friends with a couple of friendly neighbors who dropped by to say hi to tease me saying, “you make the rest of the women around here look bad”! Lol.
“When you’re working on something you’re truly passionate about, you’re not working — you’re doing what you love...”
Aside from Inabel (weaving) of their traditional garb (Bahag), planting Palay and other root crops and Bugnay (Wine) making, one of the loca livelihood in Adams is Walis Making. One of the local Walis Makers is Nanay Gina. According to her, she’s able to finish 20+ Walis in a day! Whoa! Same with La Union and Baguio, the Walis they are making is made out of Tiger Grass. She claims that Adams Walis are more sturdier than those of La Union and Baguio. Unfortunately, the Walis she’s making were only sold locally for only P120.
While watching her, I thought “it doesn’t really matter how hard it is what you’re doing right now. As long as you’re loving it, everything else is irrelevant.” I’m hoping that one of these days, her Walis (and their other local products) can be sold not just in Adams, but also in other towns and municipalities of Ilocos Norte as well.
Checking out the grand opening of Seafood City by our place. No more long lines, and of course we finally got new (tabos), walis, and also a new steamer😁my silly kids got Maddie her own tabo for when we give her a bath🐶